Nellie Overstreet

Nellie Collins Overstreet

Wednesday, September 22nd, 1937 - Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Nellie C. Overstreet, 81, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

She was born in Salem, a daughter of the late George and Ruth Collins. She was a graduate of Andrew Lewis High School, loved bowling, golf and being with friends. Nellie was a long-time employee of the American Red Cross. Most of all, she loved spending time with and enjoying her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Overstreet; her son, Rodney Brown; two sisters, Tinky Irvine and Lila Butterworth; two brothers, George Ray Collins and Earl Collins, and a niece, Linda Harrell.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and is survived by a sister, Mackie Blevins; two grandsons, Chip Brown and wife Meghan, and Tyler Brown and wife Jenny; three great-grandchildren, Wade Brown, Walker Brown and Westyn Brown; nephew and niece , Scott and Mary Ruth Cunningham; nephew, Matt Collins; two sisters-in-law, Pat Burks and Rita Collins; daughter-in-law, Roseanne Bumpass, and her caregivers, Phala Fulks, Renee Smith and Cindy Callus.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM, Friday, May 31, 2019 at Central United Methodist Church, Salem. The Rev Bryan Buckles will officiate. Burial will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8PM, Thursday at John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, May 30th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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  • Service

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 31st, 2019 11:00am
    Central United Methodist Church
    428 South College Avenue
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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    Pastor Bryan Buckles
  • Interment

    Friday, May 31st, 2019 |
    Friday, May 31st, 2019
    Sherwood Memorial Park
    1250 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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Tim Holody (Boca Raton, Florida) sent flowers to the family of Nellie Collins Overstreet.
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Condolences and Peace to the family - Tim Shelton

Tim Holody (Boca Raton, Florida)

Posted at 08:10am
Many great memories of Nellie from Stuart McGuire/Marketechs & HSN. Say hello to Rodney for us, Nellie!
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